The most extreme race I’ve ever done, and the birth of the Kegety

When Nelson Trees, a veteran Transcontinental Race finisher, decided to set up the ultimate self-supported bikepacking race, the isolated country of Kyrgyzstan seemed the perfect fit. Rob and Nelson had shared beers at the finish of the 2016 TCR with Nelson explaining his plan for what he thought would be the toughest bike packing event yet devised, setting in motion a chain of events that resulted in Rob flying to Bishkek in August 2018 to compete in the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Bike Race.

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